Djibouti: The superpowers’ playground

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  1. Indx TechStyle

    Indx TechStyle Perfaarmance Naarmal Senior Member

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    Djibouti
    The superpowers’ playground
    Everyone wants a piece of Djibouti. It’s all about the bases

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    @Illusive @amoy @Martian @Gabriel92 @Cadian I never noticed strategic aspects of Djibouti at such level before.
    :hmm:
    Please, post updates about your respective country's strategy here if any update.
     
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    It's a strategic position because of the contriction point at the red sea gulf of aden region.
     
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    World's dependency on oil will be much reduced. So, I don't guess mid east gonna remain important for long.
    Moreover, ME's migrants are taking care of Europeans very well that they can't forget in their dreams. :lol:
     
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    It seems the new Chinese presence is a bit overhyped . Djibouti is the vital node for US operations in the Horn of Africa and Yemen. France will maintain a 1,300 men strong military presence after 2017.
    One thing the article does not mention about Djibouti is their well known massive addiction to a local drug named Khat :)
     
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    Think Djibouti isn't in middle east but still between India-Australia to EU trade route, that cant be changed so it will remain important & it's importance is going to increase day by day.
     
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    It's near to Middle East. That's all. :)
     
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    No, Djibouti is in middle east, I wanted to tell that it holds it's importance not only because of it's only energy supply route but also on important trade route & that is going to increase despite less dependence on middle east on energy.
     
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    I don't think there is much competition the west backed by Saudis have won.
     
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    Indx TechStyle Perfaarmance Naarmal Senior Member

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    Don't conclude too soon. Djibouti is a very poor country. They will change their way anytime for finance. :D
    Game has just started.
     
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    It will end before it even starts US and Middle East allies will win.


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    KSA taking over 2 Islands from the Egyptians point out the importance they have for this region. Americans will be in no hurry to roll over and let the Chinese step in.

    USN will be dedicating almost 60% of their naval assets in the IOR and that says a lot.
     
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    Israel will be at the receiving end of impacts by KSA taking over the islands (subj to Egyptian legislature's approval)! They're exactly situated at the mouth of the Tiran Straits overseeing entry to Port Eilat, Israel's only access to the Red Sea, and Port Aqaba of Jordan.

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    The Negev desert line will link Israel’s two Mediterranean ports in Ashdod and Haifa with Eilat Port. Photo: Three Tempels Co.

     
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    there were reports that KSA had kept the Israelis in the loop regarding the 2 islands. Will try to dig out the news report
     
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